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Series cast summary:
 Sarah Hooper / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
Adam Kotz ...
 David Hooper (3 episodes, 2007)
 Alice / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
Emma Natasha Miles ...
 Jasmine Hooper / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
 Steven Taylor (3 episodes, 2007)
Owen Donovan ...
 Sean Hooper / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
 D.S. Sally Bridges (3 episodes, 2007)
 Joanna Taylor (3 episodes, 2007)
 Custody Sgt. Hendy (3 episodes, 2007)
 Debbie Weaver (2 episodes, 2007)
 Gabby (2 episodes, 2007)
 Nathan (2 episodes, 2007)
Alethea Steven ...
 W.P.C. Rees (1 episode, 2007)
Tom Turner ...
 Lifeguard (3 episodes, 2007)


Spending a day on the beach with their children, a misunderstanding between David Hooper and his wife Sarah leads to their 4 year-old daughter Alice 'Ali' getting lost, presumed drowned but no corpse was found. Eleven years later the mother is still obsessed by the trauma, while David, whose good job affords them a fine lifestyle, urges they should enjoy life with their two lovely school age kids, Sean and Jasmine. Sarah gets arrested for harrowing decent laborer Steven Taylor whose daughter Lori is the next in a line she recognized over these years 'for sure' as Ali, but this time a cop whose son Jamie is then four pushes the case and to everyone's surprise gets mother Joanna Taylor to confess a secret which changes everything. Written by KGF Vissers

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19 September 2007 (UK)  »

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Much of the series was shot around Slough, including the Britwell estate See more »


Remade as Entre deux mères (2016) See more »

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17 October 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

When a 4 year old girl goes missing during day at the beach, her parents fear the worst. Eleven years later, the little girl's mother spots a teenager and is instantly convinced the girl is her missing daughter.

A fascinating premise is poorly realized here, as although Torn contains two captivating central performances from Aird and Walker, they are horribly let down by clichéd writing, implausible plot devices and underdeveloped supporting characters. Kotz is particularly ill-served by the double-conceit of having to play a character so utterly dis-invested in events and revelations at home whilst also having to convince us of his bland and unconvincing 'affair' with his co-worker, whilst Walsh fares little better, being called upon only to look either miserable or drunk or both.

Some of the histrionics and lines of dialogue opening certain scenes are shudderingly clunky, and whilst well-acted by Aird, all of the confrontation scenes between her and Kotz fail to convince simply because Kotz's character is so underwhelmed by it all.

The all too few scenes between Aird and Walker are electrifying, however, and give a sense of what this story could have been with a better script and stronger/more interesting characters, plot-turns and characterizations.

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